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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE: THURSDAY. APRIL 1, 1900.
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Sahaerifcw IssBTlnaj tha etty tea
worarlly ahoailS hav Tho
aaalleS the as. ASSroaa will I
Samara aa ( mm niHl4,
Now to get ready for th real tug
at wsr. -
'Ware the Innocent-iooklng package
on the sidewalk.
Boston is Jiving up to its traditions
by denouncing the proposed tax on tea.
It seems that not only the primary
ballot, ( but the voters likewise, ro
It is Just as well to remember that
as yet there has been no change made
in the tariff schedules. ' 4 "
Even James J. Hill has refused
longer to give the pessimists s peg to
hang their laments on.
Castro blames the United States for
his troubles. If this nation is guilty
it is probably glad of it.
Speaking of names. Captain Wind
man of the British army is ths inven
tor of the latest airship.
A tax on oratory and near-oratory
might cause congress to hasten the
disposition of the tariff bill.
It is complimentary to Mr. Roose
velt that none of the newspapers seem
to think that "Ex-" fits him.
Apparently the real achievement in
s tariff bill Is to fix it so the consumer
will pay the tax without knowing It.
"There Is something in America be
sides money and politics," says the
Loridon National Review. The tariff,
"Hip pockets were unknown In
1800." says a magaxlne writer. They
bought it In Jugs instead of bottles in
those days. ' '
Newport is anxious to know how to
treat the son of the kaiser, who la
coming over for a visit. Might offer
kirn beer, as a starter.
Castro says he is sure the people of
Venezuela are ready to receive him.
Indeed they are and, according to re
ports, they have a rope handy.
,Taken altogether, the voters of
Omaha when put to the test-know
enough to pick the scalawags out and
tend them back to th rear benches.
, A scientist has succeeded In breed
ing a duck without a breastbone. Now
let him come to the relief of ths board
ers by breeding . a chicken without
An eastern magallne editor declares
that ths voices of American women
are too shilU, Evidently he has heard
some of them discussing the tariff on
Th Washington correspondent who
finds on schedule In ths. tariff bill
upon which all congressmen agree will
have s real aensatlon to spring on a
At last accounts the relief expedi
tion reported that It had been unable
to find a trace of Joseph Benson For
aker, who left Washington In a blind
ing political snow storm on March 4.
Th discovery of a British scientist
that ttrconlum and thorium may b
transmuted Into carbon will b cheer
ing news to those of us who hav been
worried about what we were to do
with our surplus stocks of ilrronium
The City Primsriei.
The results of the city primaries
make known to the voters what the
lineup will be in Omaha this spring
between the two political parties con
tending for Control of the municipal
The democrats have practically en
dorsed the administration of Mayor
Dahlman and his associates in the va
rious executive offices and council, and
by so doing announce that they will
come before the people on the record
they have made during the past three
The republicans have headed their
ticket with the name of former City
Attorney Breen and have given him
a supporting column of candidates
which, on the whole, is Individually
and collectively superior to the demo
cratic ticket In point of ability and
standing in the community. There
may be one or two weak men who
have succeeded in securing nomina
tions in a large field, but none ot them
are notoriously unfit or disreputable.
Omaha is conceded to be a repub
lican city and, moreover, is made up
of cltfsens. the great majority of
whom desire good, clean, efficient
municipal government. The people of
Omaha would like to have the stand
ing and credit of their city raised not
only In their own estimation, but in
ths prestige it commands abroad, and
after a three years' experience with
Mayor "Jim" are, we believe, ready
to turn again to the republicans for
The record of the democrats and
the issues of the campaign will, of
course, come in for outspoken discus
sion in these columns as the campaign
Tariff and the Census.
The senate . at Washington haa
served formal notice on the house
that the appropriation bill, for the
taking of the 1910 census, will be
ths only measure, besides the tariff
bill, considered at the present session
of congress. The senators take the
position that any attempt to go Into
general legislative matters w',11 but
result in delaying the tariff bill, where
speedy disposition Is demanded by
th business interests of the country.
Under the circumstances, the sen
ate's decision will meet the approval
of the public, although a general im
pression prevails that congress might
easily take time to pass the bill ad
mitting Arlsona and New Mexico to
statehood, and, perhaps, act upon the
postal savings bank bill, which has
already been thoroughly considered
by both branches of congress. On
the other hand, the country Is await
ing final action on the tariff bill. The
house Is threshing along on the meas
ure, without creating any special inter
est, the understanding being that the
senate will hSve the' final word, and
there is some anxiety to have the bill
passed by the house and quickly sent
to consideration in the upper body.
Haste is not essential, however, as
the senate ' finance '.committee is
already discussing a tentative bill to
be offered as a substitute for the
house bill. In the meantime, the
house members may have their oppor
tunity to make their speeches for and
against the measure, which will be
eventually passed about as the lead
ers have framed It, and then go to
the senate for remodeling and get the
finishing touches in conference.
The Increase in Imports.
Detailed reports of the bureau of
statistics for the month of February
offer much encouragement to the busi
ness Interests of the country , and to
the students of foreign trade condi
tions, who look to the imports as the
best key to the revenue resources. For
the month of February, ordinarily a
quiet month, in international trade, the
Imports were valued at $118,635,807,
an increase of $34,000,000 over Feb
ruary, 1108, and the heaviest impor
tation for any single month since
The total' Imports for 1907 were the
largest In our history, yet the Imports
for th first seven months of the pres
ent fiscal year show many articles of
Import greater than for the corre
sponding period of two years ago. The
increase is largely in raw materials,
including chemicals, coffee, fibres,
hides and skins, cocoanut, olive and
palm oil, raw silk and raw wool, indi
cating anew the demands of Ameri
can industries for matetrlal to be
woven or worked Into superior manu
factures by American skilled labor.
Illustrating the increases in various
lines of imports, the Bureau of Fed
eral Statistics says:
The I m porta of dutiable hides during the
flrat seven montha of the fiscal year 1907
Ware 75.000.000 pounda. compared with
10S.OOO.0O0 pounda during the first aeven
montha of thla year. The Importa of hldea
and aklns of all kinds, free and dutiable,
ahow. Increase from IO2.O0U.Q00 pounda In
1907 to 141.000.0u0 pounds In 109. Lend
hows, for tha aame period, an Increase
from . 000,000 pounda to 134.000.u00 pounds;
automobiles from 79 to IF: India rubber
from 41.000,000 pounda to 4k.000.0u0 pounds;
plcaa from SO.OuO.OOO pounda to 41.000,000,
and tea. M.000.000 pounda to so.ooo.ooo. Tha
gaina' In coffee, copper, flbrea. raw ailk.
rlca and wool are email, ranging from
I to IS per cent." but thejr'are' gains, and
under the circumstances they ste notable.
Compared with the condition existing a
year ago, the Improvement la atriking.
Th significant feature of these re
ports Is that the commercial and
Industrial worlds have recovered a
degree of confidence that ran not be
Impaired, even by a fight over tariff
schedules, which Is usually adequate
to unsettle business conditions for an
Indefinite term. In almoat every line
there is either a. demand, for goods
or an assurance of a brisk demand
as soon aa th tariff legislation shall
have been enacted. Cotton manufac
turers are busy, and the Importers of
fibres, hides, rsw silk, rubber and
wool have been buying In anticipation
of future orders. The Importers and
manufacturers are compelled, by the
very nature of their business, to sntlcl
pate th wants snd needs of consum
ers, and the mere fact that they are
Investing liberally Is most encouraging.
No Tax on Coffee.
The senate committee on finance,
which has th tariff bill under dis
cussion, although the measure has not
yet come from the house, has decided
to strike out the countervailing tax
on coffee Imported from countries
where sn export tax is placed against
that article. The provision waa aimed
directly at Bratil, which haa an export
tax on coffee as one of the chief
sources of Its national revenue.
It Is apparent that some of the big
speculators have been urging the re
tention of the proposed coffee tax
schedule. It Is charged that more
than 4,000.000 bags of Brazilian cof
fee Is being held by the syndicate In
American and European warehouses,
ready to be unloaded on the American
market If the Payne bill should be
passed, unchanged, by congress. This
would csuse an Increase In the price
of coffee equal to the Brazilian export
tax, and would net the syndicate
about $1.20 a bag, or nearly $5,000,-
000 on the coffee held in storage.
Such a pick-up of the syndicate would
come out of the pockets of the Amer
ican consumers without yielding any
revenue to the government. It is esti
mated that the coffee in the ware
houses, ready to be dumped on the
market, would aupply the American
demand for at least two years. If
this condition Is correctly stated, it
would defeat the purpose of the meas
ure as a revenue proposition and add
a useless and unnecessary burden to
The railroad commissioner of Illi
nois are printing figures to show that
the Illinois lines are Increasing their
traffic find making more money under
the 2-cent-a-mlle rate than they did
when the rate was 3 cents. Those
commissioners are liable to find them
selves in contempt of Judge McPher-
lift me win, if I may, when the game's
1-t me msster my Fata when I choose
But my soul's deep cry in the fiht, O
If I fall let me be a good loser!
Respectfully dedicated to those who
also ran. .
The city council Is still Instructing
the city engineer to do street work
Just as if the old charter remained
unchanged. The council, however,
will soon hurry to annex all the pa
tronage which it was supposed to
acquire by virtue of charter amend
ments. The prospects are that ' the next
primary election we will hold will be
under the system of the wide-open
ballot. If so, pity the poor Judges
and clerks of election who will, doubt
less, have to be Impressed into the
service by a drafting officer.
If this is the way Mayor "Jim"
does It with an elective police board
hanging over his head, bow could he
have done any more it the legislature
had made the police board appointive
and lodged the appointing power , in
The ease with which the Donohoe
bill has been killed would Indicate
that it was put up as a straw man
for the purpose of being knocked
down. Listen to the World-Herald
make a noise like Cock Robin.
Jim Jeffries says if he fights Jack
Johnson the fight will have to take
place in America. May have to elect
those two men to congress, as prize
fighting is under ban everywhere else.
We trust there is nothing to the re
port that a conspiracy exists among
seven teams of the American league to
prevent the Washington ball team
from getting out of last place thla year.
It Is said that Mr. Harrlman will
name a consulting board to aid him in
running his business. Mr. Roosevelt,
on account of his absence in Africa,
will be unable to serve on the board.
Seven different states are now
claiming "Mrs! Helen Boyle." the
woman kidnaper, as a native. It Mrs.
Boyle escapes Jail she need not hope
to escape a vaudeville engagement.
Wanted: Some kind of an auto
matic counter that will bring primary
election returns in as early as the vot
ing machine makes the regular elec
tion returns available.
A Texan pleads self-defense In mur
dering a man whom h stabbed sixty
seven times. Doubtless he would
hav shown malice If he had slabbed
bis victim cqce more.
A ProStahle Conelaalon.
Xfter carefully looking over the ground
In Nebraska, Bryan concludes there la
more fun in remaining a prophet than try
ing to be a senator.
Where Heforuy Halt.
The Pullman company la to make a dif
ferential rate between upper' and lower
berths. While in th mood for reform, th
company should put a prohibitive rat on
the passenger who tries to bring In a
Pay t or Vlalk.
Railroad pass reform In New Hampshire
aeema actually coming, sinra th terms of
tha federsl anti-paaa law hav been vir
tually adopted without a dissenting voice
In the, lower house. Th long i-ampslgn
for more wholesome conditions in th
Granite State la at laat bearing fruit.
BRYAN AND TAINTED MONEY.
Blue Springe Sentinel: The state nnlver
alty will not receive any of Carnegie's cash
a a penalon fund. Bryan a Influence killed
the bill. One wotnter!. however, what dif
ference there la between Csrfiegte's money
snd Bennett's. It mikes a whole lot of
difference In life whose ox geta gored.
Pender Republican- The democratic leg
Islatura haa turned down the Carnegie pen
sion fund for our state university profes
sors because they esy Mr. Carnegie's
money is "talnti-d." But we presume about
the only taint the average university pr1
fessor would feel about the pension is,
Loup CHy Northwestern: Bryan'a big
atlck seems to hsve fulL sway over the
democratic legislators and they have
spurned the Carnegie, pension fund for re
tired educations! professors. Tainted Car
negie money Is so much worse In Brysn's
nostrils thsn tainted saloon license money.
Bryan Is proving a peerless trimmer par
Ord Quis: Brysn oppoeed the scceptance
of the Carnegie pension for old university
Instructors on the gtound of Its being
"tainted money." No man should deny us
a blessing without supplying s substitute.
We suppose If Brysn should offer to sup
ply the pension It would be sll right. Now,
compare the tslnt on Csrnegle's and
Bryan's money. Carnegie made his money
by the application of strict business prin
ciples, great energy, daring and foresight.
Bryan mads hia by fooling tha people with
absurd politic si propositions which never
stand tha teat of more than one campaign,
oven In the mind of Bryan himself. Csrne
gle has done much for th country, while
Bryan haa never benefited anyone but him
self. . Bo far as taint Is concerned Bryan
has Carnegie beaten a thousand miles.
FaJrbury Gazette: Mr. Bryan and th
democratic legislature at Lincoln have
repudiated their own doctrines. They were
unwilling to let the people rule when It
csme to deciding the momentous questions
ss to whether or not the Carnegie pension
fund should be accepted. In the face of a
protest against lobbies and lobbyists they
found that, having no mind of their own,
they were obliged to send for their only
original at en tor to solve the problem for
them. To lobhy In the cloakroom and hotels
is a sin, but to lobby on the floor of the
house, is righteously personified, espe
cially when the lobbyist is the peer
less one. He came, he looked over the
situation snd quickly decided whst to do.
"No compromise)," ssld Bryan. "We need
the money no doubt, but It will never do
to admit the fact. Let tha superannuated
teachers starve snd ahow thus by their
indifference to money the superiority of
mind over matter. B plurtbus unum! 810
semper tyrannls! Pro bono publico! "Let
the people, rule!"
Crete Vlndette-Hersld: Th university
professors and students who temporarily
deserted thelt psrty last fall snd cast their
votes for Mr. Bryan on account of state
prido a.re In a serious state of meditation
at the present time. When It came to ac
cepting the Carnegie fund for the benefit
Of aged and retired professors. Mr. Bryan
wss actuated by a maudlin sentiment
rather than state pride or any special
Interest In the welfare of retired professors
or of the state university. Mr. Bryan Is
very scrupulous regarding "tainted money."
He was not so particular when Daly and
Hearot, Bulllvan, Taggart and Guffy were
contributing their thousands to his csm
paign fund. If any of their money was
"tainted." and he could withstand the
"taint." isn't, It. r Just possible that the
professors of ffco university could also
have warded,a any undue Influence of
Mr. Carnegie. ..Over, twenty states of the
union have already .accepted the funds.
but noo but .Nebraska is in the "shabby
Senteel" or "holier than thou" class all
Falrbury News: Through Mr. Bryan's
Influence with a democratic ' legislature
Nebraska has been placed In a class along
with Oklahoma In refusing to accept the
Carnegie pension fund, snd It Is Impossible
to estimate the Injury that will accrue to
the educational Intereats of the stste
thereby. Mr. Bryan is making sn exhibi
tion of consistency thst is certainly win
ning him no friends In Nebraska. A few
years ago It was largely through his per
sonal supplications that the city of Lin
coln waa granted a generous slice of th
Bcotchmsn's fortune to establish a publlu
library. It Js the same money now that
It was then. What strsnge freak of con
science ciuld have Impelled him to cringe,
crawl and beg for the favors of the steel
magnate then and denounce them aa de
basing now? When Mr. 4Bryan waa en
gaged In a feverish h-gal battle with a
widow woman, for a few thousands of the
Bennett estate, there waa no Indication that
he had any fear of being contaminated by
contact with the tainted gold. The possi
bilities of personal profit have always
acted as an antidote to Mr. Bryan'a con
science when '"tainted" money was under
Hot tlmea In democratic congressional
circles In Washington. Bolter Francis Bur
ton Harrison, having been requested by
one of the regulars to oblige him by going
to a certain specified hot place, Bolter
Harrison begs the regular gentleman to
be ao kind as to go and sit down on a caks
of ice. And thus the merry round of crim
inations and recrimlnationa proceeds from
one extreme of temperature to the other.
Man's (irealer Liberty.
According to the fashiona for spring
there are going to be acme freak things In
men's clothes, too. But that will not mat
ter much, since men do not have to be In
faahlon with their clothea, whether thev
like the fashiona or not.
A tonic of general and genuine value
is needed in every home. It helps
to maintain complete vigorous
health, which is the foundation ot
guards the hsalth of ths whole
household. It is accepted by phy
siciana everywhere as an eminently
dependable tonic. No other remedy
approaches its value for convales
cence, anaemia, nervousness, in
somnia, dyspepsia and nursing
asMf tjWJ It JVbj Pmlt ,
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Short Sn taatde a
Xpivodaa tkai Mark rrsfrass
of at tk aiatioa's OwptWO.
The transition from bulldog "Pete" to a
mooley cow In the scenic effects of th
White House lot provokes pat and perti
nent reflections on administrative changes.
"Pete." ss readers will recall, represented
the strenuous life, but lacked discrimi
nating tssle In selecting trousers to chew
cn. He might hav been si red for a long
career of usefulness did he not thought
lessly insert his molsrs In the nether gar
ment of a diplomat, sorely Jsrrlng the dig
nity and feelings of a representative of
some effele monarchy. In extenustlou of
Pete's undogly action It wns said st the
time tlist the spectscle wss too tempting
to resist, but the excuse hsd no weight
and Pete ceased to be a visible part of
the animated scenery. The advent of th
peaceful and ricturesque bossy In th ad
ministration clover patch moves th Wssh
Ington Post to these reflections: Hsppy.
happy spot! When Mooley mams through
those sequestered groves, fsuns snd satyrs
shyly return, and peep from behind the
mssslve trunks; Mooley's mellow lowing
brings echoes, ss from the pipes of Pan;
tumult snd annoyance are expelled from
this delectable spot and the ehsrp yelps of
Fighting Pete sre drowned In oblivion.
Time hss run bsrk snd fetched the sg of
Mioley hss not been In office long enough
to have displayed all her Intellectual pe
culiarities, but as th hsrbinger of the new
era she Is well worth the study of all
statesmen. Th difference between Mooley
and Pete Is, of course, obvious, but the full
significance of this difference Is still to be
observed. Pete belonged to the Impres
sionistic school. There was scarcely a di
plomat upon whom he did not leave the
Imprint of his Individuality. Mooley, on
th other hand. Is pensive snd retiring. She
loves the quiet life and abhors the spirit
which would stir up complications between
this government and foreign representa
tives. Diplomats msy come snd dlplomsts
may go without fear or hindrance from
Mooley. She Is a strict constitutionalists,
snd while Insisting upon her rights, she
does not believe in the usurpation of au
thority. So far ss Mooley Is concerned,
th three great co-ordinate branches of the
government will enjoy their prerogatives
undisturbed, snd this government will
maintain a correct attitude toward sll for
All hall to Mooley, snd may she be a
prophet as well ss a benefactress!
"The possibilities of the wireless tele
graph In all th work of modem Industry
are Immense," said Dr. Frederick H. Mll
lener of Omaha, wireless expert of the
I'nlon Psclfic railroad, to a Washington
"It may be noted that whereas It will
not tske the place of our wlr Installa
tions at present. It will sdd to their ef
ficiency. With proper control of th wire
less installation, telephones can be sig
naled from a distance, messages aent to
any point, and then transmitted by means
of a wireless telephone. In thst. wsy the
Installations of copper wire will be re
duced; torpedoes can -be controlled and
steered, guns fired from a point far sway
from where they are stationed. Many
wireless experts hav thought that tho
Japanese used the wireless system to blov
up the Russian ships.
"Th wireless for telegraph purposes will
become more and more Improved, but the
simple fact remains that In all such work
ths man who can make the bis rest sound
will get ahead of all others. Ons of the
Important uses of the wireless will be thst
of making more efficient the block system
in use on railroads, so that It wilt be pos
sible to signal a train at almost any point
along Its rout."
That President Tart will retain snd ex
tend the Roosevelt policy of requiring com
petitive civil service examination for ad
mission to the conaular service, is the
positive aasertlon of the Wsshington cor
respondent of th New York Evening
Post. This service was rescued from th
spoils system by an executive order of
June 7, 190S. The terma of thla order will
be kept In effect, and it la not Improbable
that Secretary Knox will devise other
safeguards and provisions which will elimi
nate all political appointments whatso
ever to any conaular office. These as
sertions sre made upon th best possible
The postponement of the consular ex
amination scheduled for March 7 waa purely
a matter of decorum, but gave rise to a
report that the new administration had de
cided upon restoring th consular offlcea to
th spoilsmen and making them part of the
patronage of senators and representatives.
Reasons for postponing th examinations
of applicants for places in the consular
service are simple. Under the practice of
th Stale department candidatea for this
examination were deaignated two montha
ago. The new administration cam Into
office m day or two before tha time set for
the examination to be held. I'nder the
circumstances it wss thought best to avoid
possible complications by csnceling the des
ignations of candidates and ordering a nw
examination. Possibly the entire, list of
candidatea will b renamed when another
competitive examination ia ordered. It is
probable, however, that Secretary Knox
lll regard the precedent vof the depait
ment and make his designation of candi
dates two months before th examination
Various causes have been given for the
attempt of Chief "Crasy Snake ' to ahoot
up a aection of Indian Territory and buck
I'ncle Bam. Th real reason may b found
In the fact that "Crasy Snake" waa In
Washington during th Inauguration and
celebrated with the reat of tha Indians.
How long the chief celebrated la not known,
but it Is evident he returned to the resr
vatlon with a dark brown taata In his
mouth, an expanded head and a hummer
of a headache. The chief's aecond son,
known as Thomas Wilson, remained In
Washington, but professes Ignorance of th
causa of his father'a outburat. Loyalty to
lather ia atolcal and characteristic of muny
Cltlseafalp a Prlvllea.
New York Tribune.
Here Is one print on which the immigra
tion laws might easily b strengthened.
American citiienshlp is not a right, but a
privilege, and It should he so construed.
If the country offers exceptional opportu
nities to the strong and intelligent at other
countries, it Is worth their while to prov
that they are entitled to share in these
opportunities. No on ran find any legiti
mate fault with thla procedure except tha
criminal and the Incompetent, and the
American people need consult their wishes
only In so far aa It may be desirable to
find out what they would prefer and then
act to the contrary.
Th Insistence of that perfectly charming
lady that whll ah may slssl children for
blackmail ah would b above uaing vulgar
and unseemly language, ia one of th lat
est example of nice discrimination.
V JsrrJ s
The most highly refined and healthful
of baking powders. Its constant use
in almost every American household,
its sales all over the world, attest its
wonderful popularity and usefulness.
April Fool's day.
Paus a moment before you kick the
New York City's opinion of subways msy
be Judged from the fact that the new pro
jects under discussion call for an invest
ment of $600,000,000.
Texas students deprived a professor of a
set of whiskers. Aa ar mitigating circum
stance It msy be mentioned thst the whis
kers were of the side variety.
A New York Judge haa decided that a
man must not be sole boss In his own
home. The queer thing Is that It took a
Judge to say this obvious thing.
One of the scientists claims to hav In
vented a machine which will make It pos
sible to detect liars. He may expect to
b demounced by the Ananlis club.
Th execution of an Arkansas Inegro was
postponed several hours laat Friday In
order that the condemned man might sober
up sufficiently to know what was hsppen
Ing to him.
New York has added Columbus dsy to
an slready long list of legsl holidays.
After a while there will be so many
events to celebrate that the banks may
not have any day on which to keep open.
Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer,
observed her WHh birthday when she wss
a guest at a reception given In the home
of Mrs. Orvllle Reclor by the Fanny Crosby
Circle of King's Daughters in Bridgeport,
Rev. James Rnscoe Dsy, chsncellor of
Syracuse university, and Mrs. Dsy. who
for a month or more have been staying
In Calcutta, India, hav left for a visit
to Java and China, and later will go to
AMERICA ESKRGY ABROAD.
Harrlman aa Hill latereate Crossing
Edward H. Ilarrlmsn is bulldit.f a rail
road nearly 1.900 miles long in Mexico, and"
James J. Hill Is constructing a great line
to the Manitoba region of Canada. These
ar the most Important enterprises ever
undertaken by American capital in foreign
When two such sggresslve forces In rail
road management go outside of the United
States It signifies that our own land Is
new pretty thoroughly covered with tracks.
Otherwise the scores of millions that must
be' Invested ' In our northern and southern
neighbors would remain at home to build
Mexico welcomes American money, and
It Is givlnr Mr. Harrlman a substantial
subsidy. The field there Is fallow, but not
barren. American energy and twentieth
century methods in railroading are ex
pected to yield a rich harvest for th
pioneers who are pushing the great trunk
line down th Pacific coast.
Only recently th Canadian Pacific com
pany "Invaded" th I'nlted State and
bought a railroad. It la a good omen for
the future when international bourdary
lines lire crossed snd recrossed by rail
road racks by International Intereats.
There is little likelihood of any more
were on the Rio Orande, and no cries of
"Ftfty-four-forty or fight" will be hesrd
In th futur. But peace will be doubly
Insured when the North American conti
nent Is bound by tracks of aleel as well
as by ties of sentiment.
THE REAL THING
In buying a Spring Suit, of course you
want to know that it is right in cut arid in
every detail of style.
And in spending your money you
want to be sure of fullvalue in return.
Two particulars in which the Brown
ing, King & Company stores are bound to
Clothing, Furnishings and Hats.
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
For Quality, elasticity of action, for durability and artistic
rases, there la but one piano it Is the Kranich Bacb. Com par
every assertion we here make, piano for piano, and your Judgment
will decide In favor of the Kranich ft Bach not to forget the very
select the most beautiful veneera used, th ehokest of mahogany and
the finest of butt, walnut or oak. Prices rsnge from $400 up, rash
or payments .
Buys a select medium grade piano. Full size, Ivory keys, real ma
hogany, genuine walnut or natural oak; warranted for ten years.
910.00 sends one home $5.00 per month pavs for It.
USED PIANOS. $115. $125. $135 and Up.
Many pianos used, shop worn and second hand of standard,
medium and cheaper styles, at prices and terma to suit the alee of
your pocket book.
Piano Tuned. Repaired. Hoard and rUored.
A. HOSPE CO..
LINES TO A LAUGH.
Shocked Acquaintance Why, Ua man, 1
thought you wore on the water magon.
Slightly Inebriated Pron--Ole fel r, I
g-sive my seat to a lady an' got off. Chi
'They ssy the New Yorker Ilk the new
Indon play. 'An Knglishman'a House'."
"Yes. I understand they shoot the Eng
lishmsn In the climax."
"Is It ss brutal as that ?" Cleveland Tlaln
"It's odd to see that pair together they
suit so badly."
"Because he's a bird and sh's a peach."
Bartender Ssy. what do you think ef
this Ides of runnin' cities on the commis
sion plan?" ; V ,
Alderman (from th 'Steenrh wardl I
don't know much about It. but I'm agin It
The er commissions are mlglitv smell snd
they don't go to the right people. Chicsgn
Tribune. . '
"Father." aald th minister's little daugh
ter, "the paper says you 'nfflcisted st th
wedding, clad In the traditional garb of
th clergv.' Whst dees 'traditional' mean? '
" 'Traditional.' my dear." answered the
good msn ss he looked st his chean suit
of black with a sigh, "refers to something
thst has been handed down." Chicago
Lswver-Dld you take cognlssnc of the
prisoner when he wss 1n the ssloon?
Witness No. sir; all 1 took was Just one
little drink. Baltimore American.
"Are von still helping thst poiSr fknillr"''
"I'm trying to help them, t gave th
mother some money th other dav o thst
she would feel Independent of her drunken
husband." . . -. ,
"Well, she had her husMnd arrested f'
besting her and .then psld his fin lh
the money I gsve per." Cleveland Flaln
Dealer. ' '
APRIL FOOL LAND.
Georre Phillips In St. Nichols.
There's a Joyful land. I understand,
For th folks who know the way:
It's hsrd to lesrn th place to turn'.
And it can't be reached in a day.
Oh. a tricksy road
And a mlxey rrad,
That leads to th Joyful Town,
Where every rule Is April Fool
And th streets run upside down.
Policemen bold sre clowns, I'm told,
And all the money Is Jokes.' ''
And ss for the King, In the land I sing
He's the fellow that's best at a hoax.
Oh, the royal crown
In the Joyful Town
Is the Jingling Jester's csp.
For every rule Is April Fool
And every door a trap!
With wily cars must you bWsr
Of the sign poets In thst town: - ,
They slwsys sound the other way rouna
And they're mostly upside down.
The pi crusts hid
White mice Inside.
And th frightened guests all scream
For every rul Is April Fool
And school's sn Idle dream.
Small children play their tricks all dny
And nevrr are spanked at all:
And harlequins with pointed chins
Are glcfully playing ball.
Th rain and sun
Join in th fun
To trick th Wather Msn
For every rule is April Foot
And cooks play Patty-Pan!
Now. one a year the folk com her,
And a Joyful time have thev!
They turn the town quit upside down
On April Fool his day,
If I could find
The rosds thst wind
Acrom to Joyful Town,
I'd bsckwsrd run and hav some fua
With Harlequin and Clown.
Where every rule I April Fool
And streets lead upside down!
Kranich & Each i
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